Lane's Blog - Looking out from the garage

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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Results Realty
Luckily I have wi-fi, and can get online from the garage. If given a choice, that is where I am. Between MLS searches, arranging marketing, and pre-viewing homes, I will try to get in a little welder time, or at least clean some of the tools from the last wrenching session.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2007 

I received an interesting call today.  When I first came here, one of my first blog posts was about a phenomenon I called "House Stalking."  Original post may be found here http://activerain.com/blogsview/123630/House-stalking.  Well, today I had a call from a reporter with the New York Times tha...
Posted almost 7 years ago
The family just got back from a visit to New Orleans.  We stayed in a rental condo just outside of the French Quarter, near Decatur and Frenchmen streets.  It was a great place to stay.  We spent the majority of our time in the French Quarter.  We did have to run over to Slidell for a wedding rec...
Posted almost 7 years ago
Every time I see one, it reminds me of one of those hospital gowns that your butt hangs out of.  Three sides are fine, but that fourth side just isn't making it.  What am I talking about?  Three sides brick homes. I like brick.  My house is brick... all four sides.  But three sides brick is just ...
Posted almost 7 years ago
Garages are a specialty.  Oddly, after deciding that I really wanted to focus on fellow gear heads, I find that there is more of a need than I thought.  Personally, the garage has always been one of the first places I went to when looking at a house.  I guess I enjoy it in the same way a cook enj...
Posted almost 7 years ago
I was out showing a house to a contractor for a buyer today.  As they toured the house and sized it up for renovations, we spent a lot of time chatting about the market, strategies for prospering, and building wealth through real estate. While I'm not enough of a typist to cover everything that w...
Posted almost 7 years ago
That is the question!HOA, or Home Owner's Associations are the subject of some debate.  They are either a useful body to help maintain the value of homes within the subjected neighborhood, or they are a bunch of nosy, busy-bodies that need to remove their noses from everyone's business.  The purp...
Posted almost 7 years ago
I had a new experience today.  Not that I am new to real estate, but I just hadn't had the occasion to hang out for one of these.  I attended an eviction.  The clean-out crew, locksmith and Sheriff's Deputy we all scheduled to arrive at 1:00.  I got there a few minutes early.  My job was to take ...
Posted almost 7 years ago
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As promised, I wanted to delve a little deeper into this subject. The first thing we need to get out of the way is the "Myth of 6%". Since the VAST majority of sellers that are going unrepresented (FSBOs) offer to pay 3% to a buyer's agent, we can cut that number down to 3% (the remainder). Let's...
Posted almost 7 years ago
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As I watched TV recently, I noticed a commercial for a very popular "By Owner" company. There were a string of people giving testimonials about how much money they saved using this company's services. Then, earlier today I saw that there was an article in the NY Times about how unrepresented sell...
Posted almost 7 years ago
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Not too long ago, I had a friend and client tell me that he and his wife were "stalking" a house. Around the corner, in the same subdivision they were in was a house that they loved.  In their case, they were friends with the owners, and joked that when their friends moved, they wanted the house....
Posted almost 7 years ago
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